Tough start to the league campaign; Barra 4 North Uist United 0
We travelled to Barra on Saturday to take on the current league holders. Unfortunately due to work commitments and Covid issues we had a very much depleted squad.
First half was tough with Barra offering plenty threat going forward. We battled away at the back but unfortunately conceded a scrappy goal from a corner. The second goal followed shortly after that appeared to be offside however the referee was too far away to call the decision. From this point we had a mountain to climb! We did get up the park a few times, however our final decision and pass just seemed to be wrong/missing. Barra created a well worked goal close to half time with a tidy finish at the end of a good passing move. We went in 3-0 down at the break.
We regrouped at half time and put in a much more resilient and defiant display reducing the clear cut chances Barra we’re able to creat. We had a few efforts on goal and a few decent passages of play but nothing to truly trouble the Barra keeper. Unfortunately Barra did get another one after their right winger was left open and able to finish with ease.
The only real positives to take from the match was the youngsters that took part. Special mention to Stephen and Kieran Macisaac who both made their competitive debuts for the club. They both have a bright future ahead of them. Also Craig McClounnan played his first game in goals for us and had a decent game between the sticks.
MOTM: Ross Nicolson. As we offered little going forward I feel as though it has to go to the big man as without his efforts at the back it could of been a far worse scoreline.
Next game is Benbecula at home 7pm kick off! Hope to see a crowd there to cheer us on.
Many thanks for your support